Look what I got today!!

I got some mail from Raw Revolution!! 🙂 See:

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Have a Wonderful Wednesday!!

Love,

Olivia

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Aldi LiveGfree Chocolate Cake Mix Review!

Today I’ll be reviewing Aldi’s LiveGfree Chocolate Cake Mix! It’s part of the Special Buy from last week, but it should be in your store until it runs out of inventory! The packaging looks like this:

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My sister made it into cupcakes with fresh strawberry frosting . . . so tasty! I think they turned out absolutely lovely! 🙂IMG_3964Onto our review!!

Texture: Texturally, these are awesome. Perfectly moist and fluffy, almost to a fault because the fall apart quite easily if kept room temperature. We found that letting the sit in the fridge for a little while helped a lot!!

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Price: $2.99 which is pretty great when you consider it was supposed to make 12 cupcakes, and made 22 cupcakes, and it is a little more than a dollar savings in comparison to what’s available at Walmart. So, that’s always a perk! 🙂

Flavor: Fantastic. Really chocolatey without being overpowering. Also, the taste is consistent throughout the cake. The addition of strawberry frosting created a really tasty flavor profile for the cupcake overall! 🙂

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Overall: This was an awesome cake mix with great texture, flavor, and value. I really liked it, and am planning to go stock up on some before my local Aldi runs out of these special buy mixes!

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Have y’all tried any of these special buy LiveGfree products? If so, let me know what you tried, and how you liked it in the comments!

Have a Tremendous Thursday!!

Love,

Olivia

NoGii . . . a review!

After my post on protein popsicles, nogii offered to send me some products to review, which I gladly agreed to! Here’s what they sent me: IMG_3829

Onto the reviews . . . 🙂

I’m going to group the review by the type of bar today:

Paleo Bars:

These remind me of Larabars. Minimal ingredients, great flavor, and fantastic for on the go. I’ve had them for breakfast a couple times this week, and they’re all super tasty! My favorite was the Nuts About Berries. It tastes awesome, and the flavors are really well balanced!

Protein D’Lites:

This was awesome. They make a fantastic snack, and are perfect for if you need a quick jolt of protein. Plus, they’re really tasty!

High Protein Bars:

These are awesome as meal substitutes. In fact, I went to Rome yesterday and had one for lunch while we were running errands and picking strawberries. The Chocolate Coconut one is tastiest in my opinion, but the Chocolate Mint one is fantastic too. Especially, when made into Chocolate Mint Protein cookies . . . like this:

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Overall:

All the nogii bars I got to try were really tasty, and I would definitely purchase them to have on hand for a quick breakfast or snack!

Have y’all tried nogii bars? What is your favorite flavor? Let me know in the comments!!

Have an awesome day y’all!!

Love,

Olivia

Bare Belly Organics . . . a review!

As promised the other day . . . I give you the: Bare Belly Organics Review!

Bare Belly Organics is a company out of Kennesaw, GA that makes gluten free mineral sunscreen, lip balm, and various skincare products. All without any of the nine chemicals approved by the FDA as effective sunscreens that are also endocrine disruptors and can cause a plethora of unsavory side effects.

Their sunscreen is available in multiple forms: cream, face sticks, and body sticks. As well as a line of baby sunscreen. They have other products such as lotion, bug repellent, and lip balms.

The sweet ladies who own the company gave me a few products to try and review for y’all at the GFAF Expo, but all opinions expressed throughout this post are mine alone:

Their sunscreen looks a bit different once applied then your average sunscreen, and to show y’all how to apply it properly . . .  I made a short little video for y’all:

Here are my thoughts on everything I tried:

The sunscreen is absolutely fantastic. It has a pleasant scent, and no weird sticky feeling once applied. Additionally, it has really great protection. I’m so pale that my mama jokingly calls me Casper on a regular basis, and even after an afternoon spent outside, I’m not burnt at all. I just reapplied the sunscreen every two hours, and Voila! No lobster skin.

Now, because of the fact that their products are chemical-free, they may soften if exposed to heat, but thankfully, it shouldn’t impede the effectiveness of the product!

Onto the next portion of our three part review:

The face stick is fantastic. It works really well, and I’ve worn it under my makeup for the past week as an extra layer of protection for my skin. It doesn’t even feel like I’m wearing sunscreen, which is a huge perk! 🙂 It also has a pleasant odor, because of essential oils added in to the formula.

Last but not least, let us discuss the lip balm!

I received the vanilla in my products to review, and purchased an orange one while at the expo. After testing both of them over the past couple weeks, I can tell you that they’re amazing. I may even be swayed away from my love of eos for Bare Belly Organics lip balm. It is that awesome. Smooth and moisturizing. I honestly don’t have any complaints.

Overall, I’m incredibly impressed with everything I had the chance to try from Bare Belly Organics, and look forward to trying more of their products in the future! I’d totally recommend them to y’all, and will purchase products from the company in the future.

Have a Stupendous Saturday y’all!!

Love,

Olivia

Bare Belly Organics (an upcoming review)

I had fantastic plans to do an in depth review on Bare Belly Organics along with an awesome video outdoors today in order to show y’all how well their sunscreen works, but the weather decided to be uncooperative with grey skies and rain. Boo! So, hopefully the weather will cooperate tomorrow and look a little bit like this:

Then, I’ll be able to do that review for y’all!! 🙂

Hoping for sunny skies tomorrow, and that y’all have had a wonderful day!

Love,

Olivia

Nona Lim . . . a review!

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As promised yesterday . . . today will be a review for Nona Lim broth and noodles!

Nona Lim’s goal is to make simply delicious, convenient whole foods. They use clean, responsibly sourced ingredients to ensure that the very best tasting products end up on your table. Best of all, their products are made from scratch in using real ingredients.

They encourage you to be creative with their products, and add in your favorite veggies. I added in some spinach, fresh cilantro, two baby portobello mushrooms, some coconut oil, rice vinegar, and a splash of soy sauce. Which resulted in this:

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Preparation was super simple. All you have to do is blanch the Laksa Noodles and add them into the Miso Ramen Broth along with your other ingredients, then heat everything together until it’s all uniformly hot.

The texture of the Laksa Noodles was good. They didn’t get mushy during cooking, or anything of the sort. I even left it all together to store overnight, and they still weren’t mushy.

The noodles and miso broth were really tasty overall. I really enjoyed the combination I created with the broth and veggies, and the noodles complemented it all really well.

Overall, I was very impressed with everything I tried from Nona Lim, and am hoping to find more of their products in a store near me soon. 🙂

Have an awesome day y’all!!

Love,

Olivia

Nona Lim Preview!

Tomorrow, there will be a review here on the blog for Nona Lim! I’m so excited to share this product with y’all that I thought I’d give you a quick snapshot of what I’ll be reviewing. Without further ado . . .  a review preview!! 🙂

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The products above are what I will be reviewing! Nona Lim‘s Laksa Noodles and Miso Ramen Broth. I added in two chopped mushrooms, some cilantro, a splash of lime juice, a bit of rice vinegar, and a spoonful of coconut oil. Which resulted in this . . .

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If you want my thoughts on all of the Nona Lim products, check back here tomorrow!

Love,

Olivia